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Accountable Care Organization

CHI Franciscan Health has joined with Northwest Physician Network, an association of local independent community physicians, to form an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to ensure Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries in the South Sound have access to high-quality, coordinated care. Called Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network, it is the first ACO in the South Puget Sound area and the second in the state. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 250 ACOs have been established nationally. Please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048)) for general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations.

All ACOs must meet quality standards to ensure savings related to Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries through improving care coordination and providing care that is appropriate, safe and timely. Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network's goal is to provide improved coordinated care across physician offices and hospitals, improved health outcomes and fewer hospital visits for our Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries. Beneficiaries using ACOs always have the freedom to choose doctors inside or outside of the ACO.

ACO Name and Location
Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network, LLC
708 Broadway, Suite 400
Tacoma, Washington, 98402

ACO Primary Contact
Frederick MacCornack, PhD

Composition of ACO:
ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
Partnership or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
Hospital employing ACO professionals

ACO Participants

Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network, LLC. Governing Body

*These individuals serve in leadership roles at NPN and represent the NPN members who are ACO Participants.

Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network, LLC. Committees and Key Leadership Personnel
Chief Executive Officer: Frederick MacCornack, PhD.
Chief Medical Officer: Francis Mercado, MD.
Chief Compliance Officer: Holly Stroud

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings
Performance Year 1: $0

How Shared Savings Are Distributed
Reinvest in infrastructure: N/A
Distribution to ACO Participants: N/A

2013 Quality Performance Results


Your ACO Performace Rate

Mean Performance Rate

Domain: Care Coordination/Patient

Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmissions4 (ACO-8)



ASC Admissions: COPD or Asthma in Older Adults5 (ACO-9)



ASC Admission: HF5 (AC)-10)



Percent of PCPs who Qualified for EHR Incentive Payment (ACO-11)